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Federal Forms and C&F

Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:43 pm
by Anonymous User
There are a good amount of legal jobs with the feds etc. that ask you to disclose any drug use. I have no intention of lying on a federal form and realize that my past drug use (frequent marijuana use, and handful of hallucinogens, nothing super serious) will make my chances of getting any of these jobs very slim. However, I feel that even a slim chance is worth it to try and do what I want to do.

My worry is this. I've never been arrested and there is no record of my doing drugs anywhere. As soon as I submit a federal form there is a record. Will this record come up as an issue when I try to pass the character and fitness portion of the bar? I'm not going to apply for something that I only have a slim chance of getting if it means that I won't be able to become a lawyer at all.

I've tried to ask school officials but they really had no idea. If anyone has dealt with this or knows who to talk to that would be great. Would a lawyer charge me an arm and a leg to talk about this stuff?

Thanks!

Re: Federal Forms and C&F

Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:57 am
by BeautifulSW
Yeah, he probably will, and you'd best grin and reach for the checkbook. I don't think you should rely on any advice you might receive on this or any other forum for a question like this.